- From: Harrison Hill <harrisonhill2345@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 7 Feb 2012 00:55:12 -0800 (PST)
On Feb 7, 8:44 am, MC <copes...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Jerry Friedman <jerry_fried...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Feb 5, 8:53 am, Harrison Hill <harrisonhill2...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
There is a "Copt Hewick" near Ripon in England, and there is a "Copt
Gilders" in SW London. Can anyone tell me what it means? "Coppiced"
I found this by Googling "British place names 'Copt'".
My family name is "Cope." Its origins are obscure but my father told me
there was some suggestion that it was associated with various nouns that
suggested "the top" - as in the top layer of clothing = a cope (a
bishop's riding cloak), the coping stone in an arch, or the German Kopf
= the head, or heading (as in caption), or the Dutch "kop" = hill.
Spion Kop and the Anfield Kop explained then.
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